Building a Shelter With Log Scraps

The art of building a shelter with log scraps and a little experience, including skin, rack and stack wood, laying out a log, linking logs, a glossary of terms and illustrated instructions.



Place in woods 2
The fill logs were shaped and fit info place.
DAVID CLARK
Place in woods 1
The uprights were cut flat on two sides and lined carefully.
PHOTO: DAVID CLARK
Place in woods 4
The ridgepole is supported by vertical king posts and diagonal struts.
DAVID CLARK
Wood building 1
Diagram 1: Square-cutting an end.
DON OSBY
Place in woods 3
The plate logs tie the tops of the uprights together and serve as bearing beams for the roof rafters.
DAVID CLARK
Wood building 2
Diagram 2: Finding the center line.
DON OSBY
Wood building 5
Diagram 5: Mortise and tenon post joint.
DON OSBY
Wood building 3
Diagram 3: Laying out the posts, inside post and corner post.
DON OSBY
Wood building 4
Diagram 4: Marking the tenons.
DON OSBY
Wood building 7
Diagram 7: Filling in the logs.
DON OSBY
Wood building 6
Diagram 6: Aligning the posts.
DON OSBY











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